Richard Phelan & Will Becher

Richard Phelan

After graduating from the National Film and Television School, Richard worked at several London animation studios before joining Aardman as a story artist on Shaun Series 3.  Since then he has worked on feature films and TV shows including Shaun the Sheep: The MovieThe Farmer’s Llamasand Early Man. He is currently directing Aardman’s latest feature film Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon.

Will Becher

Will Becher is a Director and Creative at Aardman Animations in Bristol. He began his career in the late nineties when he landed a summer work placement on Chicken Run –in the ‘clay wings’ department. During his degree in Edinburgh he kept in contact, and on graduation was invited by Nick Park to join the animation team on Curse of the Were Rabbit (becoming one of Aardman’s youngest ever feature film animators). The film went on to win the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Animation.  Will has since worked on series, commercials and feature films as a Lead Character Animator on both The Pirates! and Shaun the Sheep Movie. More recently, he directed Shaun the Sheep Series 5 before taking the role of Animation Director on Early Man

For the last 18 months he’s been working on Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon with fellow director Richard Phelan.